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What is the exact meaning of Karrar? (As a Laqab (title) of Imam Ali a.s.)

Definition: كرار : عكس كلمه فرار الذي يفر من المعارك كرار : شديد الكر والهجوم في القتال Almaany Definition According to this definition, and numerous other ones, Karrar is an Arabic word ...
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Why does Shia say اشهد ان علیا ولی الله in Adhan (call to prayer)?

According to the Shiite Jurisprudence, this sentence is not an obligatory part of Adhan but mustahab (recommended). However; it is now popularly used as a fixed part of Adhan recitation in most Shiite ...
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Is the hadith of the pond of Khumm authentic? If so, what is the sunni view on it?

The hadith of the pond of Khumm (Arabic: حدیث غدیر خم) has multiple versions, and a multitude of interpretations based on these different versions. The Sunni view is that the hadith is not an ...
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Contradictory hadiths on the most beloved individuals to the Holy Prophet in Jami at-Tirmidhi

All perfect praise be to Allah First of all i would like to encourage you on starting exploration of ahadees, but i would like to add that you need to keep in contact with a good shiekh al hadith for ...
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Is pledge of Allegiance to a caliph\Imam mandatory?

Assalamualeikum deoband, Clearly our allegiance is to Allah alone and Caliphs are just leaders choosen by the community. As they are humans they are bound to make mistakes,so we need not have ...
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Do only Shiites call Ali ibn Abi Talib "Imam"?

It is possible, but you can not be sure just because of it Ali ibn Abi Talib was an Imam for Sunnis as well: Caliphate is الإمامة الكبرى the caliph is the great Imam. Ali was one of the four rightly ...
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Do only Shiites call Ali ibn Abi Talib "Imam"?

As "Imam" in Arabic also means leader it is fine -from this perspective- to call 'Ali ibn Abi Talib an "imam". See also: What's the literal meanings of the word "Imam"?, What is the ...
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Who are the parents of Umm al Baneen?

In the name of Allah the most compassionate the most merciful First of all, it can be helpful for you to be aware that: After the martyrdom of Hazrat Fatimah-a-Zahra, as the wife of Imam Ali (a....
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Why did Ali (a.s) order to be buried in secret?

Although Khawarij hated Imam Ali (a.s.), but he buried in secret mainly because of bani umayyah. The reason for this claim is that: 1-bani umayyah also hated Imam Ali (a.s.) 2- After bani umayyah ...
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Why did Ali (a.s) order to be buried in secret?

That was because of the Khawarij. They hated Ali (a.s.), they believed him to be a Kafir, they betrayed him in the battle of Siffin, they fought against him in the battle of Nahrwan and one of them (...
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Confusion about the conferment of A.S instead of R.A on the Sahaba Ali?

"A.S" -> "Alayh es Salam" علیه السلام means salam to him. "R.A" -> "RaziaAllah o Anh" رضی الله عنه means God be satisfied of him. All Muslims use "A.S" for all prophets and use "pbuh" for holy ...
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What is the meaning of "Keep light and overtake" in Ali ibn Abi Talib's sermon?

salaam alaykum, The statement "Keep light and overtake" references two factors in relevance to one subject. In the prior sentence Imam Ali is informing you about the journey you're on. The aim of ...
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Was Ali ibn Abu Talib elected as caliph by the Umma

Ali was appointed caliph by accepting the ba'yah of the Sahabah in Medinah, similar to the appointment of Abu Bakr. Tabari records various accounts of this in his Tarikh (english translation). If ...
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What is the status of Hussain bin Ali, When Ali bin Abu Talib was Imam?

Muhsin ibn Ali (as) was not contemporary to the Holy Prophet (sawa). Sunni sources apparently don't give a date of his death. According to the Shia he died before birth due to a miscarriage that Lady ...
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Did Ali ever say that only house of Muhamad can rule muslims?

Yes, that's the cornerstone of Shia belief. Some Sunnis deny that Ali (as/ra) had any claim to the caliphate against Abu Bakr but others who can't deny the recorded protests by Ali (as) tend to ...
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Can anyone find the reference for Hazrat Ali r.a saying?

Shia sources say it is complied in reverse order in A'laam ad-Dyn fi sifat al Mu'minyn (page 117) أعلام الدين في صفات المؤمنين by al-Hassan ibn abi al-Hassan ad-Daylami ﺍﻟﺤﺴﻦ ﺑﻦ ﺃﺑﻲ ﺍﻟﺤﺴﻦ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻠﻤﻲ as ...
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What is the meaning of "Keep light and overtake" in Ali ibn Abi Talib's sermon?

He means make yourself light by keeping away from the "Burduns" of the human desires (Source). These attire sins and sinful acts however these are regarded to be "light" on the scale when compared to ...
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Is this description of God by Ali regarded as valid by Sunni Muslims?

This is not a complete answer, but I thought I could just share what I found about it so far (may update it later if I find out something new). Please take it with a big grain of salt. First, let's ...
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What is the meaning of gigantic angels in Nahjul-Balagha?

Concise answer: There seems to be real description about them, not a figurative/allegorical speech (to the best of my knowledge). Detailed answer: At the first Khutbah (sermon) of Nahjul-Balaqah, ...
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What is the exact meaning of Karrar? (As a Laqab (title) of Imam Ali a.s.)

Karrar means valor or valiant the one who is brave, courageous and fearless. It's a title given to Imam Ali (a.s) by the Prophet during a crucial time in the battle of khaybar to defeat the enemy.
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Which Imam of Shia has more hadiths?

Imam Sadiq (PBUH) and Imam Baqir (PBUH) seem to be the most narrated Hadith Imams whose Hadithes are available* As you might know, several papers of Ahadith were narrated by Imam Hadi (PBUH) that got ...
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Which Imam of Shia has more hadiths?

From my experience, Imam Jaafar al-Sadiq (slightly confusingly called 'Abu Abdullah' like Imam Hussein) has the most.
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Which Imam of Shia has more hadiths?

According to the chief of the “Hawza-Elmia-Qom Mahdaviat expert center”, it is declared that: Imam Sadiq (الامام جعفرالصادق علیه السلام) has the most traditions (hadiths) (which have been quoted ...
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Namaz E Janaaza of Hazrat Khadeeja (RA)

According to the books of Ibn sa'ad (at-tabqat الطبقات) ibn abd al-barr (al-Istya'ab fi ma'riftai al-Ashaab الاستيعاب في معرفة الأصحاب ) Ibn Hajar al-A'asqalany (al-Isabah fi tamyizi as-Sahabah ...
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Does the saying "If you cannot prevent an oppression, at least announce it to everyone?" belong to Hazrat Ali (R.A.)?

I found a narration from Imam Ali (peace be upon him) that he said: Whoever see an oppression, and be silent, he himself is as a partner of that oppression. (I think it could be what you asked. ...
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